September 4, 2019

Snack tax ‘could be more effective than sugary drinks levy’

Increasing the cost of sugary snacks could be more effective at tackling obesity than the tax on sugary drinks, according to a new study.
September 4, 2019

Irish republican march in Glasgow to go ahead this weekend, despite riots last week

Irish republican marches will go ahead in Glasgow as planned this weekend, despite a similar parade causing a riot last week. Glasgow City Council had authorised the marches, but looked again at the decision after “significant disorder” in Govan on Fri...
September 4, 2019

Netflix film star Mendelsohn testy over testing times for cinema

Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn burst into irritable life at the Venice Film Festival, snapping at reporters over his upcoming Netflix film The King.
September 4, 2019

Ryanair pilots to stage fresh strikes this month

Ryanair pilots will stage fresh strikes for several days from 18 to 29 September, the Balpa union has announced.
September 4, 2019

M&S relegation from FTSE 100 marks new blow for retailer

Marks and Spencer is to be ejected from the FTSE 100 index for the first time, it has been confirmed.
September 4, 2019

Ex-BT chief Patterson to mount comeback at Salesforce

Gavin Patterson, the former chief executive of BT Group, will this week stage his corporate comeback by taking a senior job with Salesforce, the $134bn American enterprise software giant.
September 4, 2019

How ‘gamification’ could revolutionise creative thinking in the workplace

Applying elements of gaming to the way people work together can spark imaginative new ways of thinking and problem solving.
September 4, 2019

YouTube fined $170m after collecting personal data of children under 13

YouTube is to pay $170m (£139.4m) over allegations it collected the personal data of children without parental consent.
September 4, 2019

Feminism hasn’t sold out even if it’s being used as a marketing tool

Feminist activists are finding new avenues for activism in neoliberal times.
September 4, 2019

Bank of England: No-deal Brexit not as bad as we predicted

The negative impact of a no-deal Brexit will not be as severe as originally predicted because of improved planning by the government, businesses and the financial sector, the Bank of England has said.
September 4, 2019

What’s on TV: Monday, September 9

There's a feeling of journalistic heft to the New York Times' televisual deep dive.
September 4, 2019

What’s on TV: Tuesday, September 10

"A story of love, hope and forgiveness" runs the blurb for Foreign Correspondent.